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October 9, 2019, 8:00 am

NHL Power Rankings: Bruins closer to the top; Hurricanes rise with quick start

The archetypal week of the NHL time period has seen some aboriginal risers and disappointments. While one week into the time period isn't time to over respond just yet, location is some powerfulness rankings movement.

NHL Power Rankings: Bruins closer to the top; Hurricanes rise with quick start
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Vegas jumps to No. 1 aft a week of games in the NHL

Carolina Hurricanes manager Rod Brind’Amour looks up at the scoreboard during the archetypal time period in Game 4 of the NHL field hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference concluding ordering in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) By Marisa Ingemi | marisa.ingemi@bostonherald.com | Boston HeraldOctober 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

The archetypal week of the NHL time period has seen some aboriginal risers and disappointments. While one week into the time period isn’t time to over respond just yet, location is some powerfulness rankings movement.

1. Vegas Golden Knights (Previous – 2): Two wins over their most heated up challenger plus a punishment kill that’s outscoring powerfulness plays, and things are active just smoothly in the godforsaken thus far.

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (1): Three points in the archetypal three games isn’t any reason for panic in western Florida quite yet.

3. Colorado Avalanche (5): There’s no reason to settle down the hype train in Denver quite yet.

DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 03: Brett Ritchie #18 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars in the archetypal time period at American Airlines Center on October 03, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

4. Boston Bruins (9): The Bruins can’t complain about much to start their road trip, even if scoring hasn’t picked up. They’ve found ways to win so far.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs (10): Auston Matthews has come to play, and while they had one awful time period that cost them against Montreal, overall the Leafs seem as advertised.

6. St. Louis Blues (6): They needed a comeback third time period against a struggling Stars team and lost in overtime so far, but the Blues should come around.

7. Washington Capitals (8): The Caps survived their archetypal three games of the time period without Evgeny Kuznetsov by getting five points, and now they get him back.

8. Calgary Flames (3): Goaltending has to get it together for the Flames to move back into the top five.

9. Carolina Hurricanes (17): A big storm is coming in the form of a hot start for the Hurricanes. Thoughts of a fluke time period are fading fast with how good Carolina looks aboriginal.

10. Nashville Predators (11): Seven goals allowed isn’t ideal, but they’ve found a way to split their archetypal two contests.

11. New York Rangers (12): Two wins is a good way to start with lofty expectations, and they looked good doing it.

12. Montreal Canadiens (20): Their comeback against the Leafs was solid, and avoided dropping their archetypal two games.

13. Pittsburgh Penguins (14): Evgeni Malkin being out long-term is bad, and they already haven’t looked awesome to kick off the time period with a blowout loss to the Sabres.

14. New Jersey Devils (13): Like the Rangers, the Devils had some hype this time period and haven’t lived up to it yet.

BOSTON MA. – SEPTEMBER 25: Charlie McAvoy #73 of the Boston Bruins knocks Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins over Nikita Gusev #97 of the New Jersey Devils as the Bruins take on the Dvils at the Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

15. San Jose Sharks (4): There’s no need to over respond to a bad start, but it’s tough to avoid that it has been a bad start. Maybe they’ll have better luck facing not-Vegas.

16. Edmonton Oilers (24): The scoring has been location, and the Oilers have won two one-goal contests to open the time period undefeated.

17.  Florida Panthers (16): A split with the Lightning to start the year isn’t a bad look, but surrendering five goals right off the bat is always concerning.

18. New York Islanders (18): So far a win over a struggling Jets team and a loss to a strong Capitals club is status quo.

19. Buffalo Sabres (26): Buffalo’s offense has come alive and been one of the hottest units in the entire league to open the time period. It’s aboriginal, but location’s more aboriginal time period encouragement in Buffalo than in recent memory.

20. Columbus Blue Jackets (19): Expectations probably weren’t too high for the Jackets this time period, but being outscored 11-3 over the archetypal two contests isn’t active to help.

21. Philadelphia Flyers (21): They beat an extremely meh Blackhawks team overseas, but held on to take a one-goal contest.

22. Dallas Stars (7): It’s unlikely the Stars will be mired in the bottom third of the league for the duration of the time period, but three straight losses and injuries already doesn’t bode well.

23. Winnipeg Jets (15): The Jets started six defenders who weren’t a part of their top eight a year ago on Tuesday night. Things aren’t looking too great up north.

24. Minnesota Wild (23): Minnesota’s offense had question marks, but now they’re giving up too many quality shots to hope to stay in games.

25. Detroit Red Wings (29): It’s a better start, but a lot of that is thanks to Anthony Mantha scoring every single goal and playing a plunging Dallas club.

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 11: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins scores past Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes during the second time period of an NHL field hockey game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on December 11, 2018. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/Boston Herald)

26. Anaheim Ducks (30): So far, so good for the Ducks. They took advantage of a weak Arizona offense, but they’re flying higher than expected aboriginal.

27. Arizona Coyotes (24): The same scoring woes from last year followed the Coyotes into this time period, even with Phil Kessel in the loop.

28. Vancouver Canucks (27): The archetypal two contests on the road weren’t a ringing endorsement for the Canucks.

29. Chicago Blackhawks (22): Starting overseas is never easy, but the Blackhawks haven’t shown anything to expect improvement.

30. Los Angeles Kings (28): The Kings were expected to be a bottom-five team, but they looked just awful against the Oilers this weekend.

31. Ottawa Senators (31): Ottawa has met expectations as far as being terrible goes.

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The archetypal week of the NHL time period has seen some aboriginal risers and disappointments. While one week into the time period isn’t time to over respond just yet, location is some powerfulness rankings movement.

1. Vegas Golden Knights (Previous – 2): Two wins over their most heated up challenger plus a punishment kill that’s outscoring powerfulness plays, and things are active just smoothly in the godforsaken thus far.

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (1): Three points in the archetypal three games isn’t any reason for panic in western Florida quite yet.

3. Colorado Avalanche (5): There’s no reason to settle down the hype train in Denver quite yet.

DALLAS, TEXAS – OCTOBER 03: Brett Ritchie #18 of the Boston Bruins celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars in the archetypal time period at American Airlines Center on October 03, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

4. Boston Bruins (9): The Bruins can’t complain about much to start their road trip, even if scoring hasn’t picked up. They’ve found ways to win so far.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs (10): Auston Matthews has come to play, and while they had one awful time period that cost them against Montreal, overall the Leafs seem as advertised.

6. St. Louis Blues (6): They needed a comeback third time period against a struggling Stars team and lost in overtime so far, but the Blues should come around.

7. Washington Capitals (8): The Caps survived their archetypal three games of the time period without Evgeny Kuznetsov by getting five points, and now they get him back.

8. Calgary Flames (3): Goaltending has to get it together for the Flames to move back into the top five.

9. Carolina Hurricanes (17): A big storm is coming in the form of a hot start for the Hurricanes. Thoughts of a fluke time period are fading fast with how good Carolina looks aboriginal.

10. Nashville Predators (11): Seven goals allowed isn’t ideal, but they’ve found a way to split their archetypal two contests.

11. New York Rangers (12): Two wins is a good way to start with lofty expectations, and they looked good doing it.

12. Montreal Canadiens (20): Their comeback against the Leafs was solid, and avoided dropping their archetypal two games.

13. Pittsburgh Penguins (14): Evgeni Malkin being out long-term is bad, and they already haven’t looked awesome to kick off the time period with a blowout loss to the Sabres.

14. New Jersey Devils (13): Like the Rangers, the Devils had some hype this time period and haven’t lived up to it yet.

BOSTON MA. – SEPTEMBER 25: Charlie McAvoy #73 of the Boston Bruins knocks Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins over Nikita Gusev #97 of the New Jersey Devils as the Bruins take on the Dvils at the Garden on September 25, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

15. San Jose Sharks (4): There’s no need to over respond to a bad start, but it’s tough to avoid that it has been a bad start. Maybe they’ll have better luck facing not-Vegas.

16. Edmonton Oilers (24): The scoring has been location, and the Oilers have won two one-goal contests to open the time period undefeated.

17.  Florida Panthers (16): A split with the Lightning to start the year isn’t a bad look, but surrendering five goals right off the bat is always concerning.

18. New York Islanders (18): So far a win over a struggling Jets team and a loss to a strong Capitals club is status quo.

19. Buffalo Sabres (26): Buffalo’s offense has come alive and been one of the hottest units in the entire league to open the time period. It’s aboriginal, but location’s more aboriginal time period encouragement in Buffalo than in recent memory.

20. Columbus Blue Jackets (19): Expectations probably weren’t too high for the Jackets this time period, but being outscored 11-3 over the archetypal two contests isn’t active to help.

21. Philadelphia Flyers (21): They beat an extremely meh Blackhawks team overseas, but held on to take a one-goal contest.

22. Dallas Stars (7): It’s unlikely the Stars will be mired in the bottom third of the league for the duration of the time period, but three straight losses and injuries already doesn’t bode well.

23. Winnipeg Jets (15): The Jets started six defenders who weren’t a part of their top eight a year ago on Tuesday night. Things aren’t looking too great up north.

24. Minnesota Wild (23): Minnesota’s offense had question marks, but now they’re giving up too many quality shots to hope to stay in games.

25. Detroit Red Wings (29): It’s a better start, but a lot of that is thanks to Anthony Mantha scoring every single goal and playing a plunging Dallas club.

BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 11: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins scores past Darcy Kuemper #35 of the Arizona Coyotes during the second time period of an NHL field hockey game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on December 11, 2018. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/Boston Herald)

26. Anaheim Ducks (30): So far, so good for the Ducks. They took advantage of a weak Arizona offense, but they’re flying higher than expected aboriginal.

27. Arizona Coyotes (24): The same scoring woes from last year followed the Coyotes into this time period, even with Phil Kessel in the loop.

28. Vancouver Canucks (27): The archetypal two contests on the road weren’t a ringing endorsement for the Canucks.

29. Chicago Blackhawks (22): Starting overseas is never easy, but the Blackhawks haven’t shown anything to expect improvement.

30. Los Angeles Kings (28): The Kings were expected to be a bottom-five team, but they looked just awful against the Oilers this weekend.

31. Ottawa Senators (31): Ottawa has met expectations as far as being terrible goes.

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